Handmade Stationary

I love paper products.

Perhaps my love goes hand in hand with the joy of sending snail mail to friends and family.  It doesn't get much better than receiving a hand written letter or a "just because" card.  So when I found this simple idea for making your own stationary on A Beautiful Mess yesterday, I thought it was posted just for me.

Last night I went to work using a package of blank cards a friend gifted me for my birthday years ago.  Have I mentioned that I love paper products?  It's true. And scraps from these past projects

I cut out rectangles from my scrap fabric with pinking shears to keep the edges from fraying and to add a little something extra to the design.  Next, I simply sewed my fabric to the cards, a little imperfect, a little messy, just as I hoping for.  You can always hand stitch too, which would look just as pretty.

And now I have 6 new cards to add to the mix!
Arriving in mailboxes shortly.


  1. So simple, yet so unique! I love it! I ned to get back to my poscarding... it made me so happy...

  2. i saw this yesterday too! yours turned out waaaay cute. i think i want to do these for thank you notes for my shop - maybe with leftover scraps from the garment i made them! might be kind of fun?

    1. yes! that's an awesome idea!

      and thank you. remember how i bought a mini sewing machine for the primary purpose of hand making cards? well, i finally made some, 6! it was fun.

  3. Nice work! These look great.

    I too love sending & receiving real mail in the post... It's such a lost art.

  4. Love this! Do you want to be pen pals?

  5. I love this! I definitely want to give it a try